December 29, 2020 – Recycle your Christmas tree with TreeCycle at six area sites January 2 – 3 and January 2 – 10, 2021. This program was organized by El Paso County with the assistance of the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Utilities, Rocky Top Resources, and Colorado Springs Youth Sports.
The TreeCycle program aims to reduce tree waste, create mulch, and support youth development non-profits. For a suggested minimum donation of only $5 per tree, area residents can drop off trees at six convenient locations. 100% of donations received benefit area youth through Colorado Springs Youth Sports, a charitable non-profit organization that operates the El Pomar Youth Sports Park.
For the first time this year, contactless donations are being accepted online at www.GiveButter.com/tree. Limited numbers of volunteers wearing personal protective equipment will be available to receive your tree at each site.
Trees and donations will be accepted at the following locations from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM on January 2-3 and January 9-10:
- Baptist Road Trailhead (Baptist Road & Old Denver Highway)
- Falcon Trailhead (SW of Woodmen Road & McLaughlin Road)
- Cottonwood Creek Park (Dublin Blvd. & Montarbor Drive)
- UC Health Park (Barnes Road & Tutt Blvd.)
- Rock Ledge Ranch (Gateway Road & 30th Street)
- Memorial Park (Pikes Peak Avenue & Union Blvd.)
Tree drop-offs and donations can also be made at Rocky Top Resources (1755 E. Las Vegas Street) from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM weekdays and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturdays over December 28-30, 2020 and January 4-30, 2021. Rocky Top Resources is closed on Sundays.
All decorations must be removed from trees before drop-off.